|Parliament without business for 9th day|
NEW DELHI, Nov 24 – It was the ninth successive day of no business in Parliament on Wednesday with both houses being adjourned again over the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum allocation, reports PTI.
It was another day of commotion in both houses as slogans and counter-slogan shouting forced the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to call it a day.
Noisy protests greeted Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as soon as she entered the house at 11 a.m.
Even before Meira Kumar could take her seat, MPs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Janata Dal-United JD-U, the Samajwadi Party (SP) gathered near the speaker’s podium shouting slogans.
They were demanding the setting up of a JPC to probe alleged irregularities in the allocation of second-generation mobile telephony spectrum two years that is said to have caused the national exchequer huge financial losses.
As the Speaker called the Question Hour, the Congress’ Harish Choudhary raised the issue about irrigation projects in Rajasthan.